Researchers burn kerosene in an oil lamp under a ventilation hood. They pressurize
      the air with a pump to suck the smoke into the cloud chamber. The experiments in the
      cloud chamber have allowed the researchers to understand that the longer soot particles
      are in the atmosphere, the more opportunities they have to become cloud-processed,
      and the greater the chance the particles become compacted.

Clouds and Soot: Understanding Air Pollution and Atmosphere Interactions

As soot particles become compact in their journey through the atmosphere, they scatter and absorb light and can affect respiratory . . .

Design Expo is a show-and-tell innovation extravaganza that puts student-led real-world
      innovation in the spotlight.

See the Future at Michigan Tech’s Design Expo

Student inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs inspire optimism for a better tomorrow as they put their projects before judges and the . . .

The researchers collected data about cloud droplet clustering during a Cloud Systems
      Evolution in the Trades (CSET) study flight onboard the Gulfstream-V High-performance
      Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research aircraft operated by the
      National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Science Foundation
      (NSF). The HOLODEC is the underwing pronged instrument closest the body of the plane.
      Image Credit: Susanne Glienke

The Secret Life of Cloud Droplets

Do water droplets cluster inside clouds? Researchers confirm two decades of theory with an airborne imaging instrument.